The Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings are on the verge of completing a multi player trade. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday that a deal between the two teams involving Kings veteran guard George Hill was on the “one yard line”. The deal reportedly would include Channing Frye and Iman Shumpert going from Cleveland to Sacramento in the deal. It has also been reported that Derrick Rose and a future second round pick could also be headed to the Kings.
The hold up in the deal is Sacramento currently has 15 guaranteed contracts. They are working to move two players off of their roster so that they could take on the three players from Cleveland in exchange for Hill. Frye and Rose are both expiring deals who could both be bought out by the Kings after the trade is completed.
George Hill would give the Cavaliers a solid swing guard and ball handler off the bench. Hill is not as strong of a defensive player as he used to be but is still better than the current guards on the Cavaliers roster. He is averaging 10.3 points per game and shooting a career high 45% from three point range. Hill is being held out of the lineup in Sacramento’s game tonight against Orlando.
This potential trade comes the day after a team meeting in which several players called out Kevin Love for faking an illness during Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma City. Love exited three minutes into the game with “dizziness” and left the arena at halftime. The meeting reportedly featured lots of yelling and finger pointing amongst the players.
Windhorst said today on ESPN that he does not believe the Cavaliers can continue with this current roster and he expects more than one trade to be made by Cleveland before the February 8th deadline.